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, HOUSE PASSES BEER
; BILL; DEFIES SENATE
* Ig-noivs Stan-ley Seizure
Clause and Adopts Con
ference Report.
REED HOTLY CENSURED
Resolution Attacks Senator
for Personal Remarks
About Volstead.
WOULD EXPUNGE RECOUP
Upper Body Gets Measure and
Controversy Immediately
Begins to "Wage.
Special Despatch to Tub Nrw Yobk Hbbai.d.
Sew York Herald Bureau, I
Washington. 1). C.i Auk. 23. )
The House to-day, in deflance of the
Senate stand for tho Stanley search
and seizure amendment, made it cer
tain that if the anti-beer bill is to be
passed before the recess, due to Start
to-morrow, it must be without this;
much contested provision.
By a vote of 169 to 81 it adopted |
the conference report on the measure '
with the substitute for the Stanley j
amendment which greatly weakens the
protection it provided against searches
and seizures by prohibition agents I
without warrant. The conference re- !
port was up in the Senate to-night
with little prospect of a vote, due to
the opposition of the Stanley amend
ment backers.
The Senate took a recess at 10:30
o'clock to-night (11:30 New York time)
after a long rough and tumble debate.
The consideration of the bill will be re
sumed at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Senators Sterling (S. D.) and Nelson
(.Minn.), tooth members of the confer
ence committee, made speeches defend
ing the search and seizure agreement,
but they were interrupted frequently by
Senators Reed (Mo.) and Stanley (Ky.),
who are bitterly opposed t,o it. At times
the debate was heated and there were
frequent outbursts in the crowded gal
leries.
The question of the proposed month's
recess was very much up in the air
when the debate ended for the night.
Tl.e opponents of the bill seemed to ba [
prepared for a filibuster.
The House also took the unusual ac- j
tion of passing a resolution censuring a!
Senator for an attack on a House mem- !
ber. The resolution was directed at Sen- j
ntor Reed (Mo.) because of his recent
attack on tne personal appearance of
Representative Volstead (Minn.), leader
of the House drys, and asked the Senate :
to take appropriate action, presumably J
the oxpurging of tho Senator's remark* ,
from the Congressional Reoord. The'
matter was referred to the bc.iate Com ;
mittee on Rules.
Hoow Members Aroused.
House members were aroused by Sena
tor Reed's statement that Mr. Votstead's j
countenance personified "those who led j
in fanatical revolt, the burners of I
witches and the csecutlonera w ho ap- j
leied the torch." Members of the Minne- 1
.-ota delegation sponsored the resolution, I
and after a brief debate It was adopted.
| 181 to 3. The resolution, offered by |
1 Representative Newton (Minn.), reads:
"Resolved, that the language pub
hahed In the Congressional Record on
Thursday, August 19, 1921, pages 5606
and "?>06, in the report of an addreas to |
the Senate by the Senator from Missouri.
Mi-. Reod. is improper, unparliamentary
and a reflection on the character of a
member of the House, the gentleman
from Minnesota, Mr. Volstead, and con
stitutes a breach of privilege and is cal
culated to create unfriendly relation and
condition between the House of Repre
sentatives and the Senate.
"Resolved further, that r copy of this
j resolution be transmitted to the Senate
and that the Senate be requested to take
appropriate action concerning the sub
ject."
The House apparently "was so In-1
censed at Senator Reed's attack that It
refused to allow his words to be read.
Graham Startles Members,
The conference report caused a sharp
debate in the House. Representative
Graham (Pennsylvania,), regarded as
an authority on criminal law, startled
the House by declaring that a man
would be partly Justified in shooting a
prohibition agent if he attempted to |
search him without a warrant. Aftei
relating how a man in Philadelphia with
a package of shoes was stopped by a !
dry agent and searched without a war
rant, Mr. Graham said:
"Think of an American citizen heing j
rubjectod to this indignity. If ho had
turned and shot the officer he would not j
have been violating the law to any con
siderable degree."
Some of the prohibition liberals in the j
House attempted to increase the scope
of the substitute for tho Stanley amend
ment, which now penalizes dry agents I
only for searching a private dwelling ;
without a warrant. They proposed to
make tho penalty apply when an agent
searched the person or personal effects
of an individual without warrant, but |
the drys succeeded in preventing this
from coming to a vote.
Republican Leader Mondell attacked
the Senate backers of the Stanley
amendment by saying ho was beginning
?to wonder "whether they were not more
Interested (in aiding rum runners than
in upholding the Constitution."
"The highways are congeated with
malefactors, bootleggers and rum run
ners, who have no regard for Federal,
State or local laws," said Mr. Mondell.
"Thiis la the first time it has been, pro
posted to point a finger of warning at |
the law officer in the performance of hia
duty."
Mr. Volstead asserted that the Stan
ley amendment, was nothing more than
camouflage to break down the prohibi
tion enforcement. He declared he was
willing to protect the home, hut to go
no further, and said that under the
present Volstead law prohibition agents
cannot search homes for kitchen brew
eries or distilleries.
Sterling Argue* for Bill.
When the bill passed the House it
was brought immediately to the Senate,
and Senator Sterling, in charge of the
measure tfiere, began a long speech In
it? behalf. He laid stress on the search
and seizure amendment as drafted hy tho
conferees, declaring it was constitutional,
while insisting that the Stanley amend
ment, which had been passed by the
Senate originally, was not.
"If the Stanley aiVendment were al
lowed to stand." Senator Sterling said,
"it would nullify between twenty and
twenty-five laws on the statute books.
These are laws relating to the postal
service, the collection of revenues and
Itie prevention of smuggling.'"
Senator Sterling read various sections
of the statutes which provided for the
right to search person* seeking admit
tance to the United Statos for the pur
pose of collecting duties; he also brought
up the postal laws, asserting that the
right of the costal authorities to con
fiscate unmallable matter was the some
.as that, involved in regard to Intoxicants
(held illegally.
Throughout the speech Senator Ster
ling was challenged hy other Senators,
who aaserted that the cases in no sense ,
were the same.
Why did shipwrecked
mariners die?
Often tney had food enough. even though they had an abun
The strange lands on dance of food,
which they were wrecked pro- Many foods contain vita
vided some fruits. They could mines. Yeast is rich in one
gather shellfish. They might c]ass _ known as "water-sol
even have trapped animals and uble" vitamines. "Fat-sol
birds to give them fatty foods. uble" vitamines are found in
But in spite of the fact that meat. There is another class,
they had enough food to satisfy the "anti-scurvy" vitamines
hunger, they became sick and found in the juices of citrous
died. fruits and in milk.
Something was lacking in Milk contains all known vita
their diet. Fresh vegetables or mines in a natural form.
certain kinds of canned vegeta- A more generous use of milk
bles would have provided the ? ? dict> either as a hevcr.
rn.ss.ngelement Lemon juice, or ;n other foodSj wiu ivc
lime juice or other fruit juices , t,le vitamines you m
of a similar nature would have nced M;,k> th(, mos? complcte
given it to t em. food in itself, is invaluable as a
But better than these, fresh balancing factor in any diet,
milk would have supplied the See that the chi|drcn ger a]|
mysterious, little known factors theywant. Encourage them to
v e now call vitamines. drink it, for it is particularly
hack of these elements beneficial in building up their
brought on attacks of scurvy, young bodies and their delicate
of mal-nutrition. They starved organs.
Dairymen's League Co-operative Association, Inc.
UTICA, N. Y.
SILBERBERG BORN GENIUS
FOR VARIED FRAUD GAMES
Continued from First Pane.
Police Headquarters. He i? known in
Mexico for his oil swindles, in South
America for his railroad schemes and In
London for hia financial adventures.
Now he has appeared In Paris, and again
the eyes of the world are focused on him,
eager to learn of his latest financial
swindle.
Few men have operated tinder mere
aliases than Silberberg. A few of the
names adopted bylhm during the last
twenty-five years are J. Coleman Dray
ton, son-in-law of Mrs Astor; J. Dal
ton, C. J. Wltttngton, Henry Goldstein.
Whitney K. Forsythe, Jackson Cummins
Davis, Henry Sederberg and J. J. Craig.
He probably scored his greatest success
?while masquerading under the alias of
J. Coleman Drayton.
Used Money Lavishly.
Tfce key to his evil success was hfs
personality and lavish use of money, this
attracting gamblers who sought to uso
him as a decoy. He found the game
easy while in New York and appearing at
hotels where he would be known would
deposit $500 to his credit with the man
ager. Then he would perform his
swindling tricks,' charge large accounts
end disappear.
Sllberberg's father was a rabbi, a man
of great gifts with a genius for public
speaking. Young Sllberberg inherits
from his father the gift for public ."peek
ing, for on several occasions he stumped
for politicians in the West and after
aiding them, interested them in swind
ling schemes. His father originally
came from Poland and for a time had a
synagogue in Memphis, Tenn., but later
become a merchant. During the civil
war he became ablockade runner and
made a fortune. Harry Sllberberg was
born in Atlanta. When he was 15 his
father died, leaving him and an older
brother a chain of etores throughout the
Middle West. He became so rich that lie
began to spend his money recklessly.
After many vicissitudes, young Sllber
berg went to Rochester, N. Y,, under the
name of J. C. Davis. There he married
a beautiful young widow. Unfortunately,
his money was tied up an dihs criminal
career soon started. He was first ar
rested for passing a worthless check.
Then several more. After his wife ob
tained a divorce he went to Europe and
continued his operations.
He visited Venice, where he met a
Countess, who introduced him to some
of the best known families in Europe
as J. Coleman Drayton, son-in-law of
Mrs. Astor. Wherever he went he was
mentioned as an Asor, and always ob
tained large credit. Ho spent thousands
of dollars on the Countess until he was
arrested for swindling a diamond mer
chant In Baden-Baden. He was sen
tenced to two years In prison. During
this time the Countess visited Paris,
leading an adventurous life. She met
Government officials and soon became
pesessed of their secrets, which was the
beginning of the conspiracy to convict
Dreyfus. She later became the woman
in the famous case.
When Sllberberg was released from
prison he was ordered to leave Ger
many. He came back to America and
in November, 1897, married Clara Bark
low at San Antonio, Texas, under the
name of J. Coleman Drayton. He now
represented himself as a cousin of the
original Drayton and settled In Denver.
It was not long before he began to move
about the country. A political speech
he delivered so won Gov. Thomas's
heart, that he was appointed a Com
missioner in Colorado. Later he moved
to Montana, where he stumped for Sen
ator William A. Clark. Here again his
oratorical gift was disclosed, and he in
terested the Senator's son in several
ventures which proved disastrous for
young Clark but profitable for Silver
berg.
But the United States was hecornlng
too slow for Sllberberg and after meet
ing a charming young woman, whom ha
promised to marry, the couple started
for a tour of the world. They visited
many countries in Europe, but Silber
berg met with most success in his un
lawful pursuits In Slam, where he was j
entertained by the King. He informed
His Majesty that he wanted to build
an American railroad in his country. The
King gladly gave him a valuable rail
road concession. In India he was en
tciOiiued by rnanv Government officials. 1
I'll sUy his identity was established and
ho disappeared.
Then, in 1909, Silberberg, under the
alias of Williams visited Chile and again
hie wonderful gift of orutory was used
to advantage. He literally talked his
way to success In this country. He
succeeded In interesting the Government
in the construction of a railroad, and
by speaking of his influential friends
in tho United States and England
finally obtained authorization from the
Chilean cabinet to visit England to try
to get a bid for building a railway from
Palos to I-agunas.
It was not long before Silberberg. as
Williams obtained bid of $20,000,000
from a reputable banking house with the
provlslo that the company deposit $250,
000, the money to be forfeited if the
contract was not carried out. In 1ue
course the deposit was made. But just
as Silberberg was about to reap his har
vest, his identity was discovered. Dur
ing tho time that negotiations for the
loan were going on Silberberg was be
ing entertained by wealthy peers who
had joined a syndicate which has prom
ised to raise $00,000,000 for the con
struction of the Chilean railroad, if
necessary. With this exposure. Stlber
berg's exploits ended, at least until .his
exposure in Paris yesterday.
A strange feature of Sllberberg's
career is that despite the fact that news
papers all over the country exposed bis
exploits and published his picture, lie
should have been able to marry two
wealthy women in Texas, a widow in
El Paso and another In Houston. Kaoh
was worth $200,000.
PARK SUPERINTENDENTS MEET.
Detroit, Aug. 23.?Approximately 150
cities were represented at the opening
to-day of the convention of the Amer
ican Association of Park Superintend
ents. Tours of the Detroit park system,
lake trips and business sessions, at
which city planning were the chief sub
ject. make up the two day programme. |
COFFIN EXTORTIONS
FOUGHT VIGOROUSLY
Attorney - General Denounces
Conspirators Who Mulct
Relatives of Dead.
fjKeial Pcspafch to Tn? Nbw Tout Hn*i d.
New tork Herald Bureau, 1
Washington, D. C'., Aug. I.I. f
The Government's policy In dealing
with profiteering coffin manufacturers
will be shaped at a conference between
Attorney-General Paugherty and the
Federal District Attorney, Charles Clyne
of Chicago, who is now en route to
Washington.
District Attorney Clyne has wired to
Mr. Daugherty that he would be here
within a day or two. He has a full rec
ord of testimony taken In Investigations
of the coffin makers and w 111 ask the
Attorney-General for Instructions about
proceeding against the profiteers, civilly
or criminally, or possibly both.
Mr. Daugnerty said he had allowed
District Attorney Clyne to go ahead
with his searching Inquiries without any
special instructions from the Department
of Justice.
Distressing examples of "gouging" by
the wholesale among the coffin makers
and undertakers moved the Attorney
General to make an emphatic declara
tion that he would deal unsparingly
with individuals who have been guilty
of this type of extortion. lie denounced
such conspirators who mulct relatives of
the dead. It was his view that, if
guilty, individuals or concerns who have
engaged in the practices now uncovered
must be dealt with firmly and quickly.
He said :
"I will take very great delight In stop
ping profiteering of this kind. It will
give me pleasure to break up such a
combination if the facts actually show
that it exists in the form now described
by the reports and operates In a manner
which clearly violates either the civil
or criminal provisions of the anti-trust
laws."
Mr. Clyne's record of evidence covers
practice's which reat h out into all parts
of the country, it is said. New York,
one of the biff centres of coffin maker#'
operations, will be Investigated by Dis
trict Attorney Hayward,
The present Investigation bad its in
ception some months ugo in charges
formally laid before the Department of
Justice by members of the* American
Legion following an expose before Con
gressional commit tees. It was asserted
that undertakers were extorting cxcea
slve prices from the relatives of sol
diers in burial and funeral costs.
CANADA SENDS LIQUOR
VIA NEW ORLEANS
Acts on Court Ruling Permit
ting Shipments.
Detroit, Aug. 23.?Whiskey valued at
$10,000, and consigned to foreign ports
through the United States, left the
WalkervlUe fOntario) distilleries late
to-duy for New Orleans, following a de
cision by Judge Tuttle in United States
District Court here that Federal offi
cials cannot interfere with such ship
ments. More than $300,000 worth of
liquor is to be shipped to other United
States ports within a few days under
the ruling, it was announced.
Judge Tuttle'a order was a permanent
injunction granted Hiram Walker &
Sons, distillers, restraining customs col
lectors from interference with shipments
of liquor destined for export. Judgo
Tuttle held that the Volstead act did not
abrogate the treaty of 1871 between the
United States and Great Britain.
The case will be appealed to the j
United States Supreme Court in behalf ]
of the Government, said Frederick L. j
Eaton, Assistant United States District I
Attorney.
Judge Tuttle's decision rcBts cn the |
theory that the Volstead amendment j
does not abrogate rights granted to
Canadian manufacturers by the trade
treaty between the United States and
Great Britain of July 4, 1871.
WON'T PAY FOR EUROPEAN TRIP
Connda Unions Reject President's
Expense Rill.
Winnipeg, Aug. 23.?The Trade and
Labor Congress of Canada to-day re
fused to pay an expense account of
$1,217 incurred by former President ,T.
C. Watters in connection with his trip
to Europe two years ago.
A three hour debate preceded a vote,
the delegates voting 2 to 1 in favor of
rejection.
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